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workers it comes to mind that president obama nominateed tomas perez secretary of labor. does he help with what you're talking about? >> oh absolutely. 's terrific lawyer. we worked together in the clinton administration. he really understands these issues. i think that you're going to see a very forceful advocate, and someone who is very knowledgeable and can really help the administration navigate in the coming months the negotiations on this issue of immigration reform. >> michael: and do you think then that we will see comprehensive immigration reform this year? >> you know, i have been working on this issue for over ten years, even when i was in the white house, you know, 13, 14 years ago. so i am cautiously optimistic, but the real--i actually saw what i guess boehner said something today about the secret committee in the house that is also very close to negotiating something, the bipartisan group. that is the first sign of that i've seen. it will be the house republicans who are worried about tea party challenges, challenges from the right. they will be the obstacle. if there c
house he put pressure on congress to pass an immigration reform bill by april. >> obama: i expect a bill to be put forward, i expect the debate to begin next month, i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> michael: there's also movement in the right direction at the state level. north carolina has abandoned its con fro ver shall a ban to put spin k stripes on the driver license's of immigrants. that in part due to the coverage we gave the issue right here on "the war room." common sense gun legislation has the support of the overwhelment whelmenting -- overwhelming number of americans. and michael bloomberg said politicians should pay the price if they are out of step with the public. >> 90% of the public want something and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. the public is going to wake up and say i want to put somebody in office that does right for this country, and we're trying to tell them who is voting for what, and then they can make their own decisions. >> michael: he
room." >> if dealing with republicans in washington wasn't difficult enough, president obama took steps to revive the middle east peace effort. it was built on a photo-op worth a thousand words but it's president obama's words who has the world's attention. he started with meetings with mahmoud abbas. he urged both israelis and palestinians to think outside the box on how to start talks. it was his first trip outside of the white house since four years ago. he addressed young israelis in jerusalem. even there american politics wasn't far away. >> obama: you know politically given the strong support in america, the easiest thing for me to do is to put this issue aside. express unconditional support for whatever israel decides to do. that would be the easiest political path. but i want you to know that i speak to you as a friend who is deeply concerned and committed to your future. >> michael: and sometimes only friends can deliver the hard truth. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the zionist ring, or you can face the growing challenge to its future
said, "was it okay, was i okay?" and i said, >> michael: coming upping tonight, president obama is off to the middle east meaning there are pressure few adults left in washington to carry out "the nation"'s business. let's just hope nobody breaks anything before he gets back and i'm looking at you paul ryan. i'm michael shure, and this is "the war room." [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: folks we have a great show and we want you to pitch in and help out with our live tweet @thewarroomctv. the president hadn't be in israel more than five minutes when he was caught on camera revealing his true feelings about being away from washington. it's amazing the president goes to the middle east site of the world's longest running geopolitical feud, and he is just glad he's not in dc. this, ladies and gentlemen, is how bad it has gotten. is the pathetic state of our federal government. back in washington john boehner didn't seem too concerned about the president's slip of the tongue. >> so much for the charm offensive. as i like to say you only tease the ones you love. i
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